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Getting your board on board with supporting your campaign

Getting your board on board with supporting your campaign

January 12, 2023

In this episode of The Beacon Podcast, Lighthouse Counsel Senior Consultant Susan Hosbach speaks with Kevin Foyle, chairman of the global board for the Association of Fundraising Professionals, about maximizing the role of volunteers in a successful fundraising campaign. 

During the interview, Kevin discusses:

  • The board’s role in a fundraising campaign
  • Specific ways to get board members engaged that they might be more comfortable with
  • Helping volunteers feel connected to and excited enough about the project and the campaign to help fund it

About our Guest

Kevin Foyle is the senior vice president for development and public affairs and chief development officer for the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, where he oversees all aspects of UTHealth’s development program including principal, planned, major and annual gifts, corporate and foundation relations and administrative and information services. He has nearly 25 years of development experience in the Houston community and has previously served in numerous volunteer leadership positions for AFP Global.

Before UTHealth, Kevin served as the associate vice president for development at Rice University, raising nearly $1.1 billion and managing a team of 70. For more than thirteen years, he also managed the major and annual giving programs during the university’s $500 million comprehensive campaign. 

Previously, he served as associate director of development for The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center within its $351 million campaign. Prior to that, Kevin was the director of institutional advancement at Texas Chiropractic College, where he oversaw fundraising, alumni and public relations.

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